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Registered Veterinary Technicians

Brittany

Brittany graduated from Seneca College in 2013.  She loves caring for animals of all sizes.  After graduating she started working at the Ontario Veterinary College's large animal clinic.  She then started working at Heartland in January of 2015.  Brittany and her husband Josh live on a hobby farm with their dog Tucker, horse Roxie and their herd of Boer goats.  In her spare time she enjoys sewing, painting and working around the farm.

 

Courtney

Courtney graduated from the Animal Care program at Sheridan College in 2011 and recently graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College in 2015.  She joined the Heartland team in 2016 after volunteering in the Drayton location for a number of years.  Courtney grew up on a dairy farm just outside of Moorefield and has always had a love for large and small animals.  She is a loving mom to her fur baby, Marley, who she adopted from school.  In her free time, she enjoys figure skating, traveling and hanging out with her friends.

Crystal

Crystal graduated from Northern College-Haileybury Campus in May 2004. After graduating Crystal worked in a small animal practice in Elora until she joined the Heartland team in October 2016. Crystal grew up on a dairy farm outside of Kenilworth and always known she would work in Veterinary medicine. With her years of experience in the dairy industry she was very excited when the opportunity came up to become a member of our large animal team. She now divides her time between farm visits and small animal at both our Listowel and Mount Forest locations.  Crystal lives in Listowel with her husband Dave and their 2 girls Avery and Cassidy. When Crystal isn't at work she keeps busy taking her kids to figure skating and enjoying the outdoors as much as she can.

Katelyn

Katelyn recently graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus and joined the Heartland team soon after completing her externship with us. Her passion for animals started at an early age while participating in dog shows and helping breed Blue Picardy Spaniels along side her Nana. Once introduced to the career of Veterinary Technicians Katelyn knew that would be her dream job. In her spare time, she enjoys going for walks with her dog Lyle and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Laura

Laura joined the Heartland team in 2010 as a student at the Mount Forest location and recently graduated from the Registered Veterinary Technician program at Ridgetown College.  She has always loved her furry friends and knew that one day she would end up making a career in the Veterinary field.  Her 4-legged family consists of 2 dogs named Buddy and Bayley and a cat name Patch.  In her spare time Laura enjoys lending a helping hand at her boyfriends farm and spending time with her friends and family.

 

 

Sam

Graduated from Georgian college and joined the heartland team in 2009. She is an RVT with a special interest in feline medicine. She divides her time between our small animal practice and embryo transfer team at Heartland. Sam is a proud mother of twin boys and four fur babies! She has volunteered for cat lake friends if animush, a not for profit organization for several years. They provide spay/neuter clinics and  primary care for animals in First Nations Communities that are fly in only locations. 

Samantha

Samantha graduated from Seneca College in the spring of 2006 and joined our Drayton location immediately after graduating and now works primarily at our Mount Forest location. She grew up in Harriston and has maintained an active involvement in her community through coaching sports and contributing to many community events. Sam is often on the go but makes time for her husband Jeremy, their two children and their dog Lady.

Vanessa

Vanessa graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Georgian College in the spring of 2014 and started working in Listowel after graduating.  She has always loved animals, and working with them has always been a passion of hers.  She has two dogs of her own that keep her busy named Ozzie and Georgia.  Outside of work Vanessa likes to stay active by playing baseball, going on walks with the dogs and spending time with family and friends.

Reception

Alexis

Alexis graduated from the Veterinary Office Administration Program at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus in May 2014.  She joined our team in January 2015 where she works both in reception and dairy farm data entry. She lives outside of Brussels with her parents and her Victorian Bulldog Dozer.  Alexis has been working around her Grandparents farm with beef cows and horses for her entire life.  In her spare time she enjoys riding horses and working on the farm.  She is excited to be a part of the Heartland Team!

Ashley

Ashley was born and raised in Mount Forest, although not a farm girl, definitely a small town one. She has always loved and cared for animals and has a passion to help them. Ashley currently resides in Mount Forest with her daughter Scarlett and golden retriever named Gunner. In her spare time Ashley enjoys spending time with friends and family.

 

Iris

Iris has worked in veterinary clinics since 1981 and has given us the benefit of her experience since 2004, working in both the Mount Forest and Drayton locations. She is a graduate of the Sheridan College - Animal Care Program. Iris is a Jill of all trades with responsibilities including reception, administration and patient care. Iris grew up on a dairy farm and has always been very involved in her Church and community. She and her husband Ken also keep busy with their 2 children Dawna Lea, Michael and his wife Felicia and their new granddaughter Frehya. Iris also enjoys frequent visits from family and friends and can often be found with their second family, the local theatre group. The fur portion of Iris' family include their dog Sherry Lee and cat Prince.

 

Julie

Julie had 6 years of experience working in veterinary clinics before joining us in August 2008. Julie’s genuine compassion for animals and her calm, friendly demeanor made her an obvious choice for our team! She grew up on a dairy farm outside of Wingham and currently lives outside of Walton on a beef farm with her husband Matt and their two busy boys, Connor and Brayden. Before joining us, she had a cat Theodore and since has taken in 2 pets in need, Jade, an active black Lab and Gracie Loo, a previously homeless cat. Julie keeps busy with her family as well as finding time to play baseball and broomball.

Laura

Laura started working at our Listowel location in August 1999. Her natural warmth, compassion and organizational skills were readily apparent and so we seized the opportunity to have her join our team.  Laura works in both reception and administration. She lives on a farm with her husband Scott and their three boys Benn, Sawyer and Maison. The furry portion of their family includes two dogs named Maddie and Ren and 2 rescue cats named Crickett and Harlem. When her active boys allow her a spare moment Laura enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.

Sam

Samantha graduated from the General Business program at Fanshawe College in May 2015. After graduation, she continued working on a relative’s water buffalo farm where she milked and managed the calves. Sam was born and raised outside of Mitchell, Ontario and lives on a dairy farm outside of Moorefield, Ontario with her husband, Henri. On the farm, there are two cute Jack Russell’s, Charlie and Mini. Samantha keeps busy helping out on the farm, playing baseball, and spending time with friends and family. 

Sarah

Sarah joined the Heartland Team as a part-time student in 2013 after completing a high school co-op with us.  In 2017, she graduated from the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus with a diploma in Agriculture, and returned to Heartland full-time.  Sarah spends her time at Heartland working alongside our veterinarians and technicians, on reception, or doing dairy herd data entry.  Sarah lives on a hobby farm outside of Listowel with her two boxers, Bentley and Nova, as well as horses and her growing herd of beef cattle.  In her spare time she enjoys playing with her dogs, riding horses or milking cows for her neighbour.

 

Administration

Angie

Angie has worked at our Listowel location since April 1991. Her position has evolved through animal care, reception, accounting and administration. Her abilities and experience are so diverse that we have truly benefited in all areas of the hospital. She lives on a farm with her husband Paul and 2 children, Derek and Stephanie. She also has a beautiful and devoted Doberman named Star. Angie enjoys bowling, baseball, camping and keeping busy with her family.

Mike

Mike joined the Heartland team in March 2010 as our Business Manager. Growing up in Hanover, he had a keen interest in animals and veterinary medicine and had worked at a vet clinic through his high school years. He presently lives in Wingham and has two young children Kade and Jayse.

 

Students

Ali

Ali started working for Heartland in Listowel as a part-time student in August 2016.  Ali has grown up in the Listowel area with a love for animals.  She has a young black lab named Albie and a black and white cat named Oreo. Outside of work, she likes to keep active participating in various outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, and hiking.  She also enjoys spending quality time with friends and family.  Ali is glad to be a part of the Heartland Team! 

 

Cassidy

Cassidy started working for Heartland in Listowel as a part-time student in August of 2015. She lives on a farm outside of Brussels and has always had a passion for animals and working on the farm. She has a Lab named Buck and a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Skittles. In her spare time Cassidy plays for multiple soccer teams and  enjoys riding her horse VegaStar. She is very happy to be a part of the Heartland team!

Emma

Emma started working for Hearland in Listowel as a part-time student in August of 2016. She lives on a hobby farm just outside of Listowel with many family pets. Emma has grown up with her 15 year old golden retriever, Holly, ever since Emma was 3 months old. In her spare time she plays both Hockey and Baseball. Emma is proud to be a member of the Heartland team. 

 

 

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